Festival Virgen del Carmen Nerja


Virgin del Carmen Nerja

The Día de la Virgen del Carmen, (Virgen del Carmen or Nuestra Señora del Carmen) July 16th, is celebrated in many coastal towns and villages throughout Spain. Most of the Día de la Virgen del Carmen traditions involve at least one parade through the town, making its way to the sea front.

Every year on July 16th Virgen del Carmen Day is celebrated in Nerja, on the Costa del Sol in honour of the town’s maritime tradition.

Nerja Villas

Whereas some towns hold a draw to choose the boat that will carry the image of the Virgen del Carmen out to sea, in Nerja the town actually has a special boat that has been designed just for Virgen del Carmen Day.

The man who designed this boat was Jose Calvente, also known as Pepe el Califate

The night before the Virgen del Carmen festival there is a floral offering and the next day all the activity begins, culminating in the procession that takes the Virgen out to sea.

Nerja festivals Virgin del Carmen

Don’t worry if you missed this festival, there are still more available between now and the end of the year.

Nerja Costa del Sol Rentals

Nerja Fiestas and Festival 2018

July & August Festivals

Verbena de San Cristobal – July La Virgen del Carmen – July 16th Nerja Caves Festival Fiesta Blanca – August Day of the Tourist – August


Maro Feria


Nerja Feria – Second week of October Fiesta de la Castaña y el Boniato (Maro) – October 31st Halloween – October 31st


Todo los Santos – November 1st


Dia de la Constitución – Constitution Day : December 6th Día de la Inmaculada – Immaculate Conception: December 8th.

If you are looking to enjoy these fiestas and festivals, check into Nerja Paradise Rentals and enjoy your stay in comfort. We have plenty of Villas, Apartments and Town Houses available.

For more information on accommodation or any other questions you might have, you can contact us anytime, we will be delighted to hear from you.

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